ARM defconfig files

Nicolas Pitre nico at
Mon Jul 12 20:55:26 EDT 2010

On Mon, 12 Jul 2010, David Brown wrote:

> On Monday 12 July 2010 16:18:01 Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > 2010/7/12 David Brown <davidb at>:
> > >
> > > Do you have scripts or tools that you did this with, or is a manual
> > > process.  We're about to add several new (ARM) targets, and it'd be
> > > nice to be able to make small defconfigs for those targets as well.
> > 
> > Uwe posted it earlier in this thread as an attachement, and I put the
> > python script into the merge commit message too. And we should
> > probably put it somewhere in scripts too, and/or make a 'make' target
> > to create the small config files.
> > 
> > I pushed it all out, and tagged it as -rc5.
> Got it, thanks.  I just pulled a bit soon.
> It seems a bit brute force, probably not something I can make part of
> our regular build process, but I can definitely run it before sending
> patches out.
> I wonder if there's a more efficient way of doing it that doesn't
> involve invoking make for each line of the file.  It at least
> shouldn't be necessary to actually build the kernel each time.

I'm sure that some clever people will come up with a better script 
eventually.  Maybe this could even be generated by scripts/kconfig/conf 


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